Local 4Hers compete in District Dairy Bowl

TROY—Seventy 4Hers, countless volunteers and dedicated Cornell Cooperative Extension staff from the Capital District participated in the District Dairy Bowl Competition held at Tamarac High School, Saturday, March 7.

4H Dairy Bowl is an elimination and round-robin-style quiz bowl where participants can test and display their dairy knowledge. This ranges from animal and crop science to history and agribusiness within the dairy industry.

Teams from seven local counties have practiced for months and competed in the beginner, junior and senior levels on the day of competition. Columbia-Greene 4H had 14 participants and four teams compete. The top scoring teams in each division are recognized and the top four highest scoring players within each division will move on to the state competition. The junior and senior teams will compete at Cornell University later this spring while the beginner team will compete at the State Fair this summer. Columbia-Greene 4H congratulates all of its teams

The Columbia-Greene 4H senior team, consisting of Calvin Keller, Sydney Kiernan, Brendan Ooms, and Eddy Ross, coached by Roy Denniston, took second place in the District Competition.

Columbia-Greene 4H’s two junior teams consisting of Randy Albertson, Zach Chittenden, Jonathan Chittenden, Anthony Cordato, Joseph Cordato, Grace Ooms, Arend Ooms and Kasey Purdy, coached by Nate Chittenden, took first and second places in the overall District Competition. Finally, the beginner team consisting of Leita Albertson, Anna Chittenden, Matthew Cordato and Robert Pautz, coached by Clara Cordato, took second place in the beginner division.

Calvin Keller, a member of the Udderly Impossibles 4H Club in Kinderhook, is one of the four players from the Capital District who will compete in the state competition in the senior division. Kasey Purdy, member of the Greene Earth 4H Club in Catskill and Randy Albertson, member of the Udderly Impossibles 4H Club in Kinderhook, are two of the four players from the Capital District who will compete in the junior division at state competition. Top scoring beginner players Robert Pautz, member of the Medway Mountaineers 4H Club in Earlton and Matthew Cordato, member of the Critter Crew 4H Club in Hillsdale, will participate in the Beginner Dairy Bowl Exhibition at the State Fair this summer.

To find out more about 4H and youth programs in Columbia and Greene counties contact 518-828-3346 or or visit www.ccecolumbiagreene.org

Pictured is the Columbia-Greene 4H Beginner Dairy Bowl Team: Leita Albertson, Robert Pautz, Matthew Cordato and Anna Chittenden. Photo contributed

Pictured is the Columbia-Greene 4H Junior Dairy Bowl Team A: Zachary Chittenden, Joseph Cordato, Arend Ooms and Randy Albertson. Photo contributed

Pictured is the Columbia-Greene 4H Junior Dairy Bowl Team B: Anthony Cordato, Grace Ooms, Jonathan Chittenden and Kasey Purdy. Photo contributed

Pictured is the Columbia-Greene 4H Senior Dairy Bowl Team: Coach Roy Denniston, Brendon Ooms, Eddy Ross, Calvin Keller and Sydney Kiernan. Photo contributed

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